Birthday: October 15, 1953
Age: 66 Years, 66 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Libra
Also Known As: Toriano Adaryll Jackson, Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson
Born in: Gary, Indiana
Famous as: Guitarist
Spouse/Ex-: Delores Martes Jackson (m. 1972 – div. 1988)
father: Joe Jackson
mother: Katherine Jackson
siblings: Brandon Jackson Joe Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Rebbie Jackson
children: Taj Jackson, Tanay Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson
U.S. State: Indiana
Tito Jackson is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for playing in the pop band The Jackson 5 (later renamed The Jacksons), which first garnered attention in the late 1960s. He is also known for performing as a solo artist with the Epic and Motown labels. Born to amateur musicians Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter, Tito Jackson began playing the guitar at the age of ten. He soon formed a singing group with his siblings Jackie and Jermaine. Soon, his younger brothers, Michael and Marlon, joined and their group ‘The Jackson 5’ started participating in talent shows, eventually achieving significant success during the 1960s and 1970s. In 2003, Tito Jackson embarked on his solo career, performing as a blues musician in several clubs. At the age of 18, he married Delores "Dee Dee" Martes. The couple had three sons who also went on to become musicians. They divorced in 1988.
Childhood & Early Life
Tito Jackson was born on October 15, 1953, in Gary, Indiana, USA to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. He had nine siblings.
He was first caught playing his father’s guitar at the age of ten. Recognizing his talent, his father convinced him to play alongside his brothers Jackie and Jermaine as part of a trio.
By the time Tito Jackson was 12, his younger brother Michael had become the lead singer of the group and Marlon had also joined them.
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In 1965, Tito Jackson’s group changed their name to the Jackson Five (The Jackson 5). They started participating in talent shows and eventually signed to Steeltown Records in 1967.
After releasing their first song "Big Boy” with the label, they left it and signed with Motown. During their tenure at Motown, they released numerous hits including the #1 singles "ABC”, "I Want You Back”, "I'll Be There” and "The Love You Save”.
Tito and three of his brothers joined Epic Records in 1975. They recorded five albums from 1976 and 1981, including ‘Destiny’ and ‘Triumph’, both of which were successful. They also released the hit songs "Can You Feel It", "Shake Your Body” and "Enjoy Yourself".
In the 1970s, Tito Jackson also began writing songs. After releasing ‘2300 Jackson Street’ in 1989, his group stopped recording.
In 2003, he started performing solo in various clubs. Four years later, he featured as a judge on BBC’s ‘Just the Two of Us’ alongside musician Stewart Copeland, vocal coach CeCe Sammy and radio DJ Trevor Nelson.
He next served as the executive producer of the 2009 reality television series ‘The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty’. The series debuted on December 13, 2009, after his brother Michael’s death, and ended on January 27, 2010.
On December 21, 2016, Tito Jackson released his first solo album titled ‘Tito Time’ under Epic Records. The album became a hit and spawned the hit single "Get It Baby” which featured Big Daddy Kane. Some of the other songs of the album are "When the Magic Happens", "Put it on Me", "We Made it" and "One Way Street".
Family & Personal Life
Tito Jackson married Delores Martes in 1972 and had three sons, Toriano Adaryll Jackson, Jr., Taryll Adren Jackson and Tito Joe Jackson, all of whom are musicians and comprise the group 3T. The couple divorced in 1988.
In 1994, Martes was murdered by a Los Angeles businessman named Donald Bohana.